We’re almost halfway through the summer and hopefully all enjoying everything that summer brings? Happy Sunny days, Uplifted Moods, Suntanned Skin, Mosquito bites, sigh. Oh well, they aren’t here for long!
Andrew, Ella and I have been lucky enough to get some time to go swimming together a few times this summer, and we went again last night. We’ve got Water wings for Ella, and I just bought her a flutter board so she can gain her balance with her upper body and learn to kick her legs. Well! We weren’t in the pool more than a half an hour when she flung the flutter board aside and decided that she wanted to swim “BY MYSELF” to the other side of the pool. NOT the other side width wise, the other side length wise! Well, Andrew and I swam on either side of her, and she went from the stairs at the shallow end to the steps at the deep end ALL BY HERSELF!! And then she went back again! She repeated this about 6 more times (I say “about” because she would change her mind in the middle of the pool, turn around and swim back the way she’d come, so it was hard to keep track of how many lengths she’d done!)
We were quite surprised by her ability to go for so long, but we paid for it when we got home and a tired, cranky princess took over my daughter’s body! Next time we won’t swim for so long, we’ve learned our lesson, tee hee.